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Where You Find It
"VALENTINE'S DAY MAKES ME EMBARRASSED," writes Janice Galloway in the opening lines of "Where You Find It." The collection deals with love in its many guises -- the way relationships suddenly turn; how a look, a gesture, a word can heal or hurt. Love in Galloway's world is more likely to resemble a heart-shaped ham sandwich than the flowers and chocolates that bear the sta ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 5th 2002 by Simon & Schuster
(first published 1996)
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On Tuesday morning I took this book on the subway to start reading it. I had already read the first story, a wonderfully uncomfortable study of Valentines Day (and the reference from the front cover where one of the minor characters makes heart shaped sandwiches for her construction worker husband. Upon taking the book out of my bag I realized, 'oh shit, this book has a giant heart on the front and the whole book is bright pink--it looks like chick lit'. Normally I try not to bring books I'd be ...more
Janice Galloway was born in Ayrshire in 1955 where she worked as a teacher for ten years. Her first novel, The Trick is to keep Breathing, now widely considered to be a contemporary Scottish classic, was published in 1990. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel, Scottish First Book and Aer Lingus Awards, and won the MIND/Allan Lane Book of the Year. The stage adaptation has been performe ...moreMore about Janice Galloway...